First stand-alone motor race, 1905 (Video)

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Bill Mason while working for the Shell Motor Company’s film unit assembled an impressive series of documentaries that trace the history of motor racing. The first film shows the early years as Panhards raced against Mercedes.
The German Kaiser showed up at the races. The French Grand Prix with Lancia, Fiat, Renault and Hotchkiss squaring off. Talbot races Delage at Brooklands. Accidents abound. George Boillot becomes a star. And Grand Prix racing attract huge crowds

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